DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
BUREAU OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SERVICES
THIRD PARTY REVIEW
For the Year Ended:
June 30, 2010
Release Date: July 8, 2010
Office of the Auditor General
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND
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The Department of Central Management Services’ (Department)
Bureau of Communication and Computer Services carries out statutory
responsibilities relating to data processing and telecommunication services (20
ILCS 405/405-10; 20 ILCS 405/405-20; 20 ILCS 405/405-250; 20 ILCS 405/405-255;
20 ILCS 405/405-260; 20 ILCS 405/405-270 and 20 ILCS 405/405-410). To fulfill
its responsibilities, the Department operates the Central Computer Facility
The Department is mandated to manage or delegate the management of the procurement, retention, installation, maintenance, and operation of all electronic data processing equipment used by State agencies to achieve maximum economy consistent with development of adequate and timely information in a form suitable for management analysis, in a manner that provides for adequate security protection and back-up facilities for that equipment.
The Department functions as a service organization providing computing and telecommunication resources for State agencies’ use. The Department and the agencies that use the Department’s computer resources share the responsibility for maintaining the integrity and security of computerized data and functions.
We reviewed data processing general controls at the Department primarily during the period from January 4, 2010 to May 31, 2010. We performed tests to determine compliance with policies and procedures, conducted interviews, performed observations, and identified specific control objectives and procedures we considered necessary to evaluate the controls.
We also reviewed application controls for systems maintained by the Department for State agencies’ use. The systems reviewed were the Accounting Information, Central Payroll, Central Inventory, and Central Time and Attendance Systems.
The procedures were generally sufficient to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that relevant general and application control objectives were achieved.
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General
Statistics 2010 - Information provided by the Department – Unaudited
Mainframes - 4 Units Configured as 11 Production Systems and 6 Test Systems. 1 Unit Configured as 5 Systems for Business Continuity
Services Workload - Impact Printing – 7.2 Million Lines per Month and Laser Printing – 14.5 Million Pages per Month
Bureau Employees - 2007 -- 748 , 2008 -- 708, 2009 -- 679, 2010 -- 641
Historical Growth Trend - Million Instructions Per Second (MIPS)
2007 - 3,962 MIPS
2008 - 4,018 MIPS
2009 - 4,035 MIPS
2010 - 3,908 MIPS
MIPS - in the month of April for each year listed
During Audit Period and Current: Director: James Sledge
During Audit Period: Deputy Director/Bureau Manager: Doug Kasamis (7/1/2009 to 9/30/2009)
Currently: Acting Deputy Director/Bureau Manager: Rich Fetter (10/1/2009 to present)